Protester block train to attract attention of PDD

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Pattan, Jan 14: Scores of inhabitants from Palhalan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Tuesday halted train service against the PDD’s dilly dally tactics to install an electric transformer at Hajam Mohalla Palhalan.
Protesters alleged that higher officials of PDD are not serious about the problems being faced by locals of Hajam Mohalla Palhalan. The protesters said that a month ago an electric transformer developed some snag and since then PDD has neither repaired that transformer nor replaced it with a new one.
“We are reeling under darkness from past one. Despite repeated pleas, the officials did nothing for us,” the protesters said.
The protesters assembled on railway track forcing railway authorities to halt the train service.
A police team led by SDPO Pattan Raja Majid rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. They pacified the protesters with an assurance that a transformer will be installed in the area without any delay. (CNS)